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Reconstruction: 19th Amendment, Part 1

We begin our discussion of the struggle for women’s political rights in the United States with the Revolution, with a focus on the fight against coverture and slavery, and the particular challenges for Black women. The abolitionist, labor, and temperance movements provide early opportunities for organizing. The Seneca Convention presents the Declaration of Sentiments. The 15th Amendment reveals a rift in the movement between white women and women of color.

Participants: Sofie Syed, Harry Sandick, Jon Hatch